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Continental Opens Worldwide Competence Center in Ostrava




International automotive supplier Continental is strengthening its presence in the Czech Republic. The Sensors & Actuators (S&A) business unit, which is part of the Continental Powertrain division, has opened a competence center in Ostrava, which is responsible for worldwide research and development in the field of sensors and actuators. These high-tech systems in modern cars play an increasingly important role in further reducing emissions and fuel consumption of highly efficient low-emission combustion engines. The new competence center is located at CTPark in Ostrava in a modern laboratory and office

complex with nearly 5,000 m2 of floor space. While the office building was already built, the building with the laboratories and workshops has been newly constructed. In the medium term, there are plans to increase the workforce from current 160 employees to 250 people, with mainly development engineers

comprising more than half.